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Wishing Bone

Definition of the noun wishing bone

What does wishing bone mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. the furcula of a domestic fowl
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of wishing bone: wishbone
    • more generic word: furcula = a forked bone formed by the fusion of the clavicles of most birds
    • part of: bird / fowl = the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

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Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2001)

To wish one farther. To prefer his room to his company ; to wish him gone. Wishing bone. See Merrythought. Wishing cap. Fortuna'tus (q.v.) had an inexhaustible purse and a wishing cap, but these gifts proved the ruin of himself and his sons.

Google previewThe encyclopedia of fantasy (1999)

(1953) is a TIMESLIP tale set in Africa; The Future Took Us (1957) is sf; The Girl in the Grove (1974) is a GHOST STORY in which a young girl ghost creates a love triangle with two contemporary adolescents; in The Wishing Bone (1977) a TOY ...

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